Pavillon Porte De Versailles Paris-Expo

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

37, rue du Hameau, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75015, France
Pavillon Porte de Versailles
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Hotel "Pavillon Porte de Versailles" and sightseeing tips...

by assilein

Hi everyone,
just wanted to get some information on above mentioned Hotel, does anybody know this hotel and perhaps the distance to the exhibition center and to some sightseeing attractions (Tour Eiffel, Sacre Coeur, etc.).
Any recommendation where to eat and what to do?
We are staying for 4 nights, my boyfriend wants to visit a games exhibition and I want to do some sightseeing. One day is reserved for visiting the Louvre...
Hope the weather will be fine from 14th to 18th of October...;-)
Thanks in advance, have a nice day
Assilein

RE: Hotel "Pavillon Porte de Versailles" and sightseeing tips...

by aemilys

Hi

I don't really understand what the second post is doing here but I will try to answer your questions.

First of all you are staying near the metro station Porte de Versailles it is on the number 12 line. You will be close to the Exhibition hall but in order to do the usual tourist things you will need to take the Metro. It's very convenient and easy to use. From what I can see with one change of lines you would be at Notre Dame in about 20 minutes give or take.

Also I am a big fan of the metro for people watching. Alternatively you could take the bus but it is a bit more complicated and slower.

Ask for the free map and you'll be able to go all over the city no problem.

Emily

RE: Hotel "Pavillon Porte de Versailles" and sightseeing tips...

by aemilys

Hi again just found this. I thought the metro site was only in French but they have an English one too so go here http://www.ratp.com/ and click on the British flag to get familiarized with the system.

Good luck

Emily

RE: Hotel "Pavillon Porte de Versailles" and sightseeing tips...

by Roadquill

To check the hotel, go to tripadvisor.com. I use a google search by entering "tripadvisor" and "pavillon porte de versailles". You generally get pretty candid comments about the specific hotel from people that have stayed there.
As to distances and walking in Paris. It takes an hour or so to walk from Sacre Coeur to say Notre Dame. And then another 45 minutes to walk from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower. Not exact times, but my point is you can walk all over the place and there are lots of interesting things to look at and do. It is more efficient to find the place you want to go and take the metro.

There are great tips on the VT Paris page for eating, things to do, etc. Guyon has some great tips and I love the places Beatchick recommends, just to name a few. It kind of depends on what you want to do. The Louvre is overwhelming and stops mid 1,800's, so if you like impressionism leave some time for the d'Orsay or modern art, leave some time for the Centre Pompidou.

Have a great trip, Karl

RE: Hotel "Pavillon Porte de Versailles" and sightseeing tips...

by GUYON

Why do you choose a hotel in the Paris outskirts ?
You will be far from everything excepted the exibition hall.

Travel Tips for Paris

Trudge to the top of the Arc...

by freemrkt

Trudge to the top of the Arc de Triumph; beautiful view of the Champs Elysees Blvd. OR, go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Sitting at a cafe on the Champs Elysees (I probably spelled it wrong)...a block from the Arc de Triumphe...guzzling HUGE mugs of beer...watching the gorgeous people stream by at all hours of the day.

The Arch of Triumph

by matcrazy1

At the top of the Champs-Elysées is a circle 140m (450 feet) in diameter from which 12 imposing avenues radiate to from a star (étoile). From 1753 to 1970 it was called Place de l'Etoile, then was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle.
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In the center of the circle is the Arch of Triumph, commissioned by Napoleon in 1806. After Napoleons fall it stood unfinished until Louis-Philippe saw to its completion in 1832-36.
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At 50 metres (164 ft), it is twice as high as the Arch of Constantine, which inspired it, and, at 45 metres (148 ft), a little more than twice as wide. Jean Chalgrin was the architect and François Rude sculpted the frieze and the spirited group. La Marseilleise (real title, The departure of 1792).
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On Armistice Day in 1920, the Unknown Soldier was buried under the centre of the arch, and each evening the flame of remembrance is rekindled by a different patriotic group.
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Tourists are allowed to go to the top for a great view of Paris.
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Chateau de Vincennes

by Lilasel

The Chateau de Vincennes was the permanent royal residence until the 17th century, before the court moved to Versailles. The royal chambers and beautiful Gothic chapel are all worth seeing; so is the large,impressive museum in the medieval keep.
Beyond the chateau moat lies the Bois de Vincennes - my favourite place to relax. Once a royal hunting ground, it is now a landscaped forest with ornamental lakes and cascades, and a zoo. At the picture there's my very good friend Didier with a real noble last name, who knows, maybe his ancestors have been living in this Chateau...

Learn some French. REALLY. ...

by grrl_travel

Learn some French. REALLY. It's not hard to learn some simple french words and phrases. I have NEVER had a bad experience with french people while travelling, but I know many Americans who have. I am convinced it's because they won't learn any french.

There have been people who have said rude things near me (but not to me) because they didn't think I understood, but that only happened twice a long time ago. The people in Paris are lovely, and helpful.

And I try to blend in more than any place else I go. This has worked very well, and it makes it feel that much more like a second home. People are always asking me directions, and I even managed to help straighten out a problem at the post office for someone who didn't know enough french. (My french wasn't great, just better than hers.)

Even if your french is bad, people find it nice that you are making the effort. It can dramatically change your sense of the city if everyone is nice to you :)

Les Catacombes

by Tallchick80

The catacombes are a fascinating and worthwhile experience for visitors to Paris. The entry for the catacombes in located in a very small, random building in Place Denfert-Rochereau. Unfortunately, the catacombes are not handicapped accessible, and I would not recommend this tour for anyone in ill health or with walking disabilities. To get to the catacombes you must descend a spiral staircase that goes deep underground. It's a very small area as well, so if you are clausterphobic, I would also not recommend this tour. You walk for about 10 minutes through narrow tunnels that have been used for hundreds of years. Once you reach the entryway, you are greeted with a sign that says "c'est empire de la mort" It's the empire of the dead.

Once you enter, the bones are at first shocking and then it becomes so overwhelming. I found the experience difficult because I viewed each skull with the thought of "this was somebody's husband or wife, son or daughter, mother or father" It's really strange to see how everything you are in lost when the skin is gone and you are just bone. It's endless rows and rows of bones, mostly femurs and skulls.

One things that did concern me was the amount of mold growing on the bones. My brother and I both experienced respiratory problems towards the end of the tour that continued for awhile afterwards. We had trouble getting full breaths and our throats were very dry. With the amount of bones in there, there is a lot of dust and particles in the air that people with respiratory problems should be aware of.

We brought along a small flashlight with us, and it proved very useful. We were able to look into the back nooks and crannies, areas that were closed off from visitors. We got to see passageways that continued on into the vast darkness that no visitor was permitted to ever see. You get an idea of how expansive the catacombes are, they aren't just confined to the tour area. Overall, it's a very interesting tour and I highly recommend it.

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Address: 37, rue du Hameau, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75015, France